Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Falls on the Road in First SAC Contest


JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- The Catawba Lady Indians fell behind early and a comeback effort came up short as they dropped a 79-71 South Atlantic Conference decision to Carson-Newman Wednesday night at the Eagle’s Holt Fieldhouse. After its third-straight defeat, Catawba stands at 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the SAC while the Eagles improve to 5-1 and 1-0.

Senior point guard Jolysa Conner (Charlotte, NC/Waddell HS) paced the Lady Indian attack with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting while snagging four steals. Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day HS) contributed 14 points and dished out seven assists while freshman Mallory Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe County HS) had a career-high with 13 points and three steals.

After facing a nineteen-point deficit at halftime, Catawba slowly whittled away at the Eagle’s lead getting to within 69-63 on a three-pointer by Long with 1:33 remaining. Six points would be as close as the Lady Indians would get the rest of the way as Carson-Newman hit 7-of-12 free throws to hold on to the win.

Down 43-22 early on in the second half, Catawba went on a 13-0 run to jump back into the thick of things. Clay hit a trifecta off an assist from Long, then a couple of possessions later made a layup, off her own steal, and a jumper to cut the margin to eight at 43-35.

Carson-Newman would respond with a three-pointer and a layup on the other end by the Eagle’s Shannon Depew. That was the Eagle’s only made shot from behind the arc in the second stanza while the Lady Indians connected on seven of them as Long and Clay had two apiece.

Catawba dug itself a 10-0 to start the game on six turnovers while only attempting two long range shots. Whitney Moody and Courdne Miles benefitted from the Lady Indian miscues as each had a couple of layups for the Eagles during the early run.

The Lady Indians would creep back into the game at 26-20, but Carson-Newman counter-punched with a 13-0 run to close the half as Catawba wound up shooting just 24% in the first 20 minutes.

Zoriah Williams led the Eagles with 18 points and three steals. Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day HS) pulled down 10 rebounds for the Lady Indians and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the line, but was limited to just six attempts from the field in the loss.

Catawba has its first SAC home game of the season on Saturday at 2 p.m. against Lincoln Memorial.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships 

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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